Cal-Spa Hot Tub Troubleshooting

Hot tubs and spas give you an opportunity to relax in a soothing tub of warm water, rejuvenating your muscles through various jets. Cal Spas is a manufacturer of quality spas. Troubleshooting these units will take a few minutes and the owner's manual for the spa.

Problem Types

Cal-Spa Hot Tub Troubleshooting

Cal Spas breaks down problems into a few groups: system, heat, water, water pressure, air and jets, light and pump problems. Prior to looking in your unit or making any decisions, you should carefully diagnose the problem to ensure you are focusing on the correct issue.


Common problems include heating, water clarity and water pressure in the jets. Heat problems can occur when the mode is incorrect, water is too low or the filtration process is not set correctly. Water clarity often requires a test on the spa chemicals and filter. Water pressure means checking the jets, filter and gate valves.

Expert Insight

Major problems are often outside of the homeowner's ability to correct. For example, you may need to contact an electrician to check the spa's wiring. The manufacturer or dealer may help you if the spa controls, heater, pump or motor is inoperable.

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Daniella Lauren has worked with eHow and various new media sites as a freelance writer since 2009. Her work covers topics in education, business, and home and garden. Daniella holds a Master of Science in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Pensacola Christian College.